Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

Toughie 741

Toughie No 741 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment ****

This was definitely a puzzle of two halves as far as I was concerned. I breezed through the bottom half with no problems whatsoever and it looked as though I was on the way to a very fast time. Then I got totally becalmed on the top half and had to fight for every single answer. In the end my time was way above average. So thanks to Giovanni for the challenge. It was most enjoyable.

DT 26820

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26820

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

This is what a back-page puzzle should be like – not so easy that even the brain-dead can do it and not so difficult that only Einstein can solve it. Disagree if you like, but this is less-than-Toughie standard, and, surprise surprise, it’s from the hand of Ray T!